Heart disease is a major killer in the UK, so prompt and accurate diagnosis of any potential symptoms is essential in order to maintain a good outcome in both the long and the short term. Sometimes there can be a failure to diagnose heart disease and when this occurs a number of conditions can be overlooked. These include heart attacks, angina and a variety of other circulatory conditions that can jeopardise and affect quality of life.
Many people automatically think of heart attacks when the phrase heart disease comes up. In fact though, there are other conditions such as cardiomyopathy and irregular heartbeats that can be another form of this. If you get any symptoms you would expect them to be assessed and for an accurate and prompt diagnosis to be made. A failure to diagnose heart disease could lead to long-term problems and even premature death. This is frightening and it makes it all the more important that you can rely on your GP as well as on other medical staff when necessary.
What could happen if you are not diagnosed?
Any type of heart condition will usually mean you will require treatment of some kind, either urgently or over time. A misdiagnosis can lead to delayed treatment and potentially a poorer prognosis than you may have had initially. In addition you may be sick for a longer period of time, which can affect your life and your wellbeing in a variety of ways. This is why people who believe they have evidence of medical negligence seek legal advice to determine whether they might be entitled to compensation of some kind.
Seek expert legal advice from the team at Accident Advice Helpline now
It can be hard to know where you stand in this situation. You may feel isolated and alone. That’s why it is best to get professional no-obligation advice from the injury compensation lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline. We’ve supported many others through medical negligence claims already and we could be in a position to support you too. Call our 24/7 enquiry line absolutely free today to find out more about your individual case. This could be the best way to move ahead with your life after a failure to diagnose heart disease. Remember you can get advice on behalf of a family member too so get in touch now if you need to.